Lea Salonga

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Lea Salonga
Headshot of Asian woman with long brown hair
Lea Salonga, San Francisco, Sept 16 2011.
Background information
Birth nameMaria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga
Forby kent asLea Salonga-Chien
Born (1971-02-22) 22 Februar 1971 (age 53)
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
OreiginAngeles, Pampanga, Philippines
GenresPop, OPM,
R&B, musical theatre
ThriftSangster, actress
Years active1978–present
LabelsAtlantic, Arista,
Capitol, EMI Philippines,
Musiko, Sony Music Philippines,
WEA, Walt Disney

Lea Salonga-Chien, KLD—kent profeesionally as Lea Salonga (pronunciation: /ˈlə səˈlɒŋɡə/; born 22 Februar 1971)—is a Filipina soprano sangster an actress well kent for starrin in the lead role o Kim in the muisical Miss Saigon,[1] for which she wan the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics an Theatre World awairds.[1][2]

She wis the first Asie tae play the roles o Éponine an Fantine in the muisical Les Misérables on Broadway.[3] She providit the singin vyce o twa offeecial Disney Princesses an aw: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), an Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) an Mulan II (2004).[4] Salonga wis named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her wirk wi the company.[5]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 10 Januar 2004, Salonga marriet Robert Charles Chien, a Cheenese-Japanese managin director o an entertainment software company in Los Angeles, Californie, whom she met while doin Flower Drum Song.[2][6] Thay hae a dochter, Nicole Beverly, who wis born on 16 Mey 2006, cried efter Salonga's late mither-in-law, Beverly.[7] She is a avid video game enthusiast an aw, an haes mentioned her luve for the hobby in several o her prent airticles.[8]

On 15 October 2010, Lea Salonga wis nominatit Goodwill Ambassador o the Food and Agriculture Organization o the Unitit Nations (FAO).

Voice an muisical ability[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lea Salonga is a lyric soprano wi a range frae F3 tae C6.[9] Salonga haes been praised for the control ower her pouerful vocals which can easily showcase a wide array o emotion an soondscapes.[10] In her popular muisic releases, Salonga haes been kent tae sing "simple love sangs" which is common in tradeetional Original Pilipino Music.[11] In baith Disney princess singin vyces, Salonga showcases her heid tones which reach up tae F5.[12] Lea Salonga's maist famous role as Kim in Miss Saigon haes been kent as showcasin her vyce well frae the tap tae the bottom.[9]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Filmografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Tropang Bulilit Lisa
1985 Like Father, Like Son Angela
1986 Captain Barbell Rosemarie
1986 Ninja Kids Yoko
1989 Pik Pak Boom Rosie
1989 Dear Diary Lenny Tacorda Segment "Dear Killer"
1989 Heat is on in Saigon, TheThe Heat is on in Saigon Hersel (Kim) The making of Miss Saigon.
1992 Aladdin Singing voice of Princess Jasmine Voice only
1992 Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal Sandy
1993 Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special Singer Television film
1994 Aladdin Activity Center Singing voice of Princess Jasmine Voice only
Video game
1995 Sana Maulit Muli Agnes
1995 Redwood Curtain Geri Riorden Television film
1995 Les Misérables: The 10t Anniversary Concert Éponine
1998 Mulan Singing voice of Mulan Voice only
2001 Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge Singing voice of Princess Jasmine Voice only
Video game
2001 ER Amparo Television program
2001 As the World Turns Lien Hughes #2 Television program
Reprised in 2003
2004 My Neighbor Totoro Mrs. Kusakabe Voice only
English dubbing
2004 Mulan II singing voice of Mulan Voice only
2007 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Singing voice of Princess Jasmine Voice only
2010 Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert Fantine
2012 Allegiance Kei Kimura

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Broadway.com Star Files".
  2. a b "Audrey Magazine: "The Entertainer"". Archived frae the original on 19 Mairch 2011. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2013.
  3. "Les Miserables: "Tony Award winner to join cast as Fantine"". Archived frae the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2013.
  4. Marquart, Linda; Salonga, Lea (1 Apryle 2005). "The Right Way to Sing" by Linda Marquart: Lea Salonga Biography. ISBN 978-1-58115-407-8.
  5. Lea Salonga becomes a Disney legend
  6. "Newsflash.org: "A Whole New World for Lea Salonga"". Archived frae the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2013.
  7. "Catholic Digest: "This is the career God has chosen for me"". Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2009. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2013.
  8. "Le Salonga is a gamer". Archived frae the original on 24 Julie 2009. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2013.
  9. a b "A Night with Lea Salonga". newsflash.org. 1 August 1997. Archived frae the original on 4 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2012.Template:Primary source-inline
  10. Fuamoli, Sosefina (11 Juin 2012). "Live Review: Lea Salonga - Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide (10.06.12)". theaureview.com. Retrieved 24 September 2012.[deid airtin]
  11. "Lea Salonga: By Heart". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  12. "Reflection Lea Salonga Digital Sheet Music". musicnotes.com. Retrieved 24 September 2012.(Purchase required)

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